From the daily archives: Friday, July 4, 2008

Jesse Helms, five-term Senator from North Carolina and life-long racist fuck, died today – supposedly of “natural causes”.

My guess: he turned on CNN and realized that one of them Negroes was going to be president soon and his small, hate-filled heart finally gave up.

You can check out wikipedia for more info on Jesse’s racist legacy, but I’ll include one really good example here that happened at the start of his career in politics.

While working on the Senate campaign of Willis Smith in 1950, Jesse Helms helped write the following ad attacking Smith’s opponent Frank Graham:


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While I’m on the topic of hard to understand commercials, here’s one for a Columbus, Ohio Army Surplus store called Surplus World that starts like this:

When you want to support our troops, your family and friends in the military…
think Surplus World!

Can anyone explain how buying airsoft guns and cheesy t-shirts helps support our troops?

Obviously it doesn’t. It just makes you look like a 12-year old kid playing Army.

If you really want to support the troops, help bring them home by voting for a Democrat.

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